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Is it stuck on or just floating? If just floating I would do a few flush & rinse cycles, maybe slouch a little vinegar around for safe measure. If stuck on I would probally take it somewhere like a radiator shop and let them clean it.
 

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I would probably use acetone to clean that..slosh it around for a few minutes and drain it. Let it open to dry/evaporate the rest out
 

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if the tank is out just keep sloshing and dumping it, pour your gas through and old tshirt to filter it and keep re-using it a few times until you get the chunks out, then flush it good with acetone, lacquer thinnner, or denatured alcohol. One last flush with a little fresh gas and let dry. Make sure you have a good quality filter and check it often for the next tank of fuel. Add an additive to EVERY tank, Marine Stabil or some equivalent. Regardless of whether you use ethanol blend or non, it is all junk with a short storage life now because of the changes in the blending and additives. Use a cleaner every other tank like Seafoam, or I even add a few caps to every tank and a good mix per instructions every 2 or 3 tanks depending on use.
 
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if the tank is out just keep sloshing and dumping it, pour your gas through and old tshirt to filter it and keep re-using it a few times until you get the chunks out, then flush it good with acetone, lacquer thinnner, or denatured alcohol. One last flush with a little fresh gas and let dry. Make sure you have a good quality filter and check it often for the next tank of fuel. Add an additive to EVERY tank, Marine Stabil or some equivalent. Regardless of whether you use ethanol blend or non, it is all junk with a short storage life now because of the changes in the blending and additives. Use a cleaner every other tank like Seafoam, or I even add a few caps to every tank and a good mix per instructions every 2 or 3 tanks depending on use.
Sounds like a good plan to me.

I put seafoam in it pretty regularly since I bought it last year, even the tank of gas above that had been sitting since febuary had sea foam and stabil in it but it was pretty rotten gas....
 

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They need to put the lead back in it.
They don't. Do a little research. Decrease in leaded gasoline has reduced violent crime world wide. The NRA would like you to believe the concealed carry laws did it but that doesn't explain reduction in countries without concealed carry....
 

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They don't. Do a little research. Decrease in leaded gasoline has reduced violent crime world wide. The NRA would like you to believe the concealed carry laws did it but that doesn't explain reduction in countries without concealed carry....
Researching now...
 

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Ok, so yes, lead in itself can affect someones physiology but leaded gasoline being unleaded now has caused violent crimes to decrease? I don't think so. Besides, if anything, violent crimes are on the rise
 

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If you do the research, you'll change your mind....

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Ok, so yes, lead in itself can affect someones physiology but leaded gasoline being unleaded now has caused violent crimes to decrease? I don't think so. Besides, if anything, violent crimes are on the rise

Read the research, the PDF is available here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraethyllead#Toxicity




Despite the worlds recent conflicts, the earth is actually less violent now than ever:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/22/world-less-violent-stats_n_1026723.html

_ The number of people killed in battle – calculated per 100,000 population – has dropped by 1,000-fold over the centuries as civilizations evolved. Before there were organized countries, battles killed on average more than 500 out of every 100,000 people. In 19th century France, it was 70. In the 20th century with two world wars and a few genocides, it was 60. Now battlefield deaths are down to three-tenths of a person per 100,000.

_ The rate of genocide deaths per world population was 1,400 times higher in 1942 than in 2008.

_ There were fewer than 20 democracies in 1946. Now there are close to 100. Meanwhile, the number of authoritarian countries has dropped from a high of almost 90 in 1976 to about 25 now.

Pinker says one of the main reasons for the drop in violence is that we are smarter. IQ tests show that the average teenager is smarter with each generation. The tests are constantly adjusted to keep average at 100, and a teenager who now would score a 100 would have scored a 118 in 1950 and a 130 in 1910. So this year's average kid would have been a near-genius a century ago. And that increase in intelligence translates into a kinder, gentler world, Pinker says.

"As we get smarter, we try to think up better ways of getting everyone to turn their swords into plowshares at the same time," Pinker said in an interview. "Human life has become more precious than it used to be."
 

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Well...I did do research but first, I have a hard time taking anything from wiki OR the puffington post as gospel or just even accurate. Who are collecting these stats? What was the original purpose for wanting to get these stats out there, for the public to read and heed? How long have these stats been collected and who, or what, have they polled to gather the data?

I can read just as convincing articles on why global warming is a reality and it is more than a mere climate change.

I understand lead has a negative physiological impact, along with too much of any heavy metal etc...
We are WAAAYYYYY off topic. Don't want Scott to lock this thread :) Just my .02 guys.
 

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All of the studies are percentage based. In 1942 there were far fewer people on the planet thus the number per 100k is skewed in favor of that time frame being more violent.

I cant see it. I cant bring myself to buy it. Remember in that time frame we had a feller named Hitler commiting wholesale slaughter' as well as a couple big chunks of fisionable material dropped on a couple islands out yonder way that accounts for MILLIONS of deaths. And im supposed to associate all that with Lead in the gasoline?
 
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